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Rescued divers found clinging to a buoy

A lifeboat. Credit: ITV Border

Both of Eyemouth's lifeboats were called out this weekend to help three divers who were found clinging to a buoy.

Shortly after 5:35pm on Sunday Aberdeen Coastguard launched the boats to rescue the divers, who were trying to swim to shore but were struggling against the strong tide.

The inshore lifeboat was first on scene and quickly located the three divers who were clinging to a marker buoy, just to the south of Eyemouth.

They were taken onboard the boat before being transferred to Eyemouth lifeboat, where they were checked over and taken back to the town.

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Woman breaks leg in Eyemouth cliff fall

Casualty being transferred to the lifeboat Credit: Eyemouth lifeboat/RNLI

A 65-year-old woman fell and broke her leg after slipping down cliffs near St Abbs on Wednesday afternoon.

Due to the difficult location of the casualty, just south of Horsecastle Bay, both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were called out.

They joined police and paramedics who were already on the scene, before assisting the woman back to shore.

She was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.

£480k boost for Eyemouth food factory

Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead inspects Eyemouth Freezers Ltd Credit: ITV Border

A food factory in Eyemouth has welcomes a £480k cash injection from the Scottish Government meaning the company can expand and buy new equipment.

Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead made the announcement at Eyemouth Freezers Ltd as part of a £3.7m wider investment in 12 Scottish food and drinks companies.

"This award is a tremendous boost for the business. It will enable us to provide a secure foundation for the company's future, for the development of vining pea crop in the Borders and for our employees' prospects."

– Peter Straker Smith

Eyemouth lifeboats get two call outs in 12 hours

RNLI Credit: ITV Border

Lifeboats at the Eyemouth RNLI station have had two call outs in the last 12 hours.

First, the two-man crew of a ten-metre fishing boat, Amathus, had to call for help after the boat developed engine problems around 15 miles to the north east of the town.

The Eyemouth lifeboat reached it at around 10pm, and towed it back to harbour.

Less than 12 hours later both Eyemouth lifeboats were called just after 8am this morning, to help a casualty who had fallen 10 metres while walking along the cliffs at Eyemouth golf course.

The casualty was transferred by stretcher from the shoreline to one of the lifeboats, and was taken back to Eyemouth Harbour.

The casualty was then airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Eyemouth lifeboat station has two lifeboats because the RNLI recently closed a lifeboat station at St Abbs, just along the coast - a decision that was met with controversy.

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